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This last Saturday I led a walk for our members up to the top of Farm Hill to view the Chimney Swifts roosting in the Creamery chimney. It was a beautiful evening (though the weather forecast called for rain) with a clouds of fireflies drifting up from the meadow below the Test Barn. Our flock of Chimney Swifts […]

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by Frank Quinnette On my way to work this morning I heard a radio commercial for grub control. It’s a tongue-in-cheek spot from a major lawn care product supplier that is pretty funny really. Kind of 1950’s, flying-saucer-ominous-voice-in-panic type deal. Ugly monsters in the lawn devouring grass roots! Run for your lives! Something like that. […]

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Wednesdays at Winterthur: July 1st  11:30 am at the greenhouses. All organic matter will decompose within time! Through active composting, you can turn organic matter from your backyard and household residues into a rich soil amendment to help improve plant growth, give roots a healthier environment in which to expand and stabilize, reduce potential soil erosion […]

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Wednesdays at Winterthur: June 24 11:30 am at the greenhouses. Join garden guide specialist Ed Stevenson for a walk through the garden, looking in detail at those majestic woodland trees, the oaks and beeches. Their identification, characteristics, growth conditions, and how they may be used in a home garden will be explored.

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Jeannette Lindvig, a  guide in the house and the garden, shares a beautiful essay and photo of the Winterthur Garden: The other day I watched a young family walking through the garden at Winterthur. The parents were patient and attentive to their three children, two of whom walked easily with their parents.  The one who […]

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This last Saturday, Winterthur garden interns and staff helped 21 children plant their vegetable gardens for our annual “Kids Grow” children’s gardening program. Over the next 10 weeks children and their parents will watch their seeds grow, pull weeds, thin, pinch, water and weed their way to a nice harvest of salad vegetables. By the […]

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Meghan Gallagher, a Winterthur horticulturist, led the Wednesdays at Winterthur walk on June 10th. She follows up with more great information about butterflies. We had a gorgeous day and the company was great!  Many important questions surfaced throughout the walk, including the significance of butterflies in the garden.  Besides their beautiful colors, lepidopteran’s are nature’s […]

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Wednesdays at Winterthur: June 17 11:30 am at the greenhouses. Winterthur provides many suitable nesting environments for the birds that spend their breeding season in this region. Learn which birds call Winterthur “home” and where you may expect to find them nesting. Horticulturist Jim Pirhalla leads this walk through the Winterthur Garden.

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